David Moyes expresses excitement at meeting former Liverpool hero John Aldridge

David Moyes Interview - 23/02/2014

The former Liverpool striker is a hero at Real Sociedad.

In November, former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes took over as manager of struggling La Liga side Real Sociedad. It represented a fresh start for Moyes in a new country after the disaster that was his reign at Manchester United.

He follows in the footsteps of a few select Brits at the Basque club, including a Liverpool legend.

John Aldridge scored 63 goals in 104 times for his beloved Liverpool over a period of two seasons at Anfield.

But he is also revered at Real Sociedad. He scored 40 goals in 75 appearances for the San Sebastian side and is still a fan favourite at the club.

This weekend he is going to be present at the Anoeta Stadium as a guest of honour of the Spanish outfit. Despite the rivalry between Liverpool and Moyes' last two teams Everton and Manchester United, the Sociedad manager has announced himself pleased to meet the former Republic of Ireland international, telling El Diario Vasco:

"He was a fantastic striker. Would say that he had a keen eye for goal and was always where he should be in the right place at the right time.

"He played very well with Liverpool and had an excellent record with the Real Sociedad.

"It is fantastic I hope to have a talk with him."

Real Sociedad are taking on Espanyol on Sunday night and a win is necessary after three games without victory for the Basque side. Fans will hope Aldridge's presence can help them claim victory, as they are currently just three points clear of the relegation zone.

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